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Samyang14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (2)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Panoramic filming (3)
  • Shooting indoors (3)
  • Shooting outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Film professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't believe it's so inexpensive!

I was considering the Zeiss 15mm but every time I'd add it to my cart I'd hesitate to pull the trigger. With the Perseides Meteor shower approaching I started researching alternatives. The standard version...Read complete review

I was considering the Zeiss 15mm but every time I'd add it to my cart I'd hesitate to pull the trigger. With the Perseides Meteor shower approaching I started researching alternatives. The standard version of this lens kept coming up on forums about landscape and architecture photography in all the different re-brandings (Rokinon, Bower, etc) Then I saw one photographer's stunning images taken with it and I was sold. I do video as well as stills so I thought it would be worth springing for the cinema version which would just drop right into my FF rig.I can't describe how good it felt to hold the lens for the first time. This is not a plasticky, cheap, loose lens. It is extremely precise and solid! So onto image quality...I chose to put it on my 1Dx for a round of meteor hunting. It's really nice to have the manual aperture ring as you can get in-between the standard settings for very precise adjustment. Also, the infinity focus is spot on! Most of my L-glass can't make that claim!There is distortion (mustache) and barely noticeable vignetting both which are easily corrected in post. The clarity, color and sharpness of this lens are incredible for this price point. Does it compare to my Zeiss 21mm? In certain settings, yes. Though the edges are softer. My third night out with the lens was chasing storms and it's perfect for the open desert. (see attached) Extremely pleased with this purchase and being able to save a couple grand has me researching other Samyang lenses! Stop reading and buy it now!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as wide as advertised

This is a nice lens.
Good build quality and optics.
My problem is the field of view is narrower than the wide end of my Nikon 18-55 zoom. I bought...Read complete review

This is a nice lens.
Good build quality and optics.
My problem is the field of view is narrower than the wide end of my Nikon 18-55 zoom. I bought it to work in tight interiors and the Nikon showed more.
Something is off here. Had to return it.

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5.0

Excellent Lens

By Josh R.

from Santa Barbara, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Samyang 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount:

I have a crop censored Canon 70D and the 14 measures to a 22mm focal length. This lens has wonderful build quality. Excellent sharpness on APSC. A little distortion which can be corrected. The focus ring feels thick and smooth. Unbeatable for the price. Would highly recommend.

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3.0

Not as wide as advertised

By Replicapro

from NYC

About Me Business Owner

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Not As Advertised

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samyang 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount:

      This is a nice lens.
      Good build quality and optics.
      My problem is the field of view is narrower than the wide end of my Nikon 18-55 zoom. I bought it to work in tight interiors and the Nikon showed more.
      Something is off here. Had to return it.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great lens!

      By Steadicamop

      from Boston

      Comments about Samyang 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount:

      Great to use with hand held stabilizers!!

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      4.0

      Good

      By Bobby

      from Philadelphia

      Comments about Samyang 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount:

      Using with the fs100 and speedbooster. It's really wide. Almost wish I bought a 16mm. Best for still camera shots as motion introduces some fisheye-like distortion in the sides.

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      5.0

      Great lens even better price.

      By MikeM

      from Tucson

      Comments about Samyang 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount:

      A friend recommend this lens to me, I was kind of hesitant at first but am more than pleased. there is very slight barrel distortion but all but unnoticeable. Over all I'd give it a 10/10

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      5.0

      beautiful

      By billy

      from quebec, ca

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Samyang 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount:

      smooth

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      5.0

      Can't believe it's so inexpensive!

      By yipDog

      from Mesa, AZ

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Samyang 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount:

        I was considering the Zeiss 15mm but every time I'd add it to my cart I'd hesitate to pull the trigger. With the Perseides Meteor shower approaching I started researching alternatives. The standard version of this lens kept coming up on forums about landscape and architecture photography in all the different re-brandings (Rokinon, Bower, etc) Then I saw one photographer's stunning images taken with it and I was sold. I do video as well as stills so I thought it would be worth springing for the cinema version which would just drop right into my FF rig.I can't describe how good it felt to hold the lens for the first time. This is not a plasticky, cheap, loose lens. It is extremely precise and solid! So onto image quality...I chose to put it on my 1Dx for a round of meteor hunting. It's really nice to have the manual aperture ring as you can get in-between the standard settings for very precise adjustment. Also, the infinity focus is spot on! Most of my L-glass can't make that claim!There is distortion (mustache) and barely noticeable vignetting both which are easily corrected in post. The clarity, color and sharpness of this lens are incredible for this price point. Does it compare to my Zeiss 21mm? In certain settings, yes. Though the edges are softer. My third night out with the lens was chasing storms and it's perfect for the open desert. (see attached) Extremely pleased with this purchase and being able to save a couple grand has me researching other Samyang lenses! Stop reading and buy it now!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome lens

        By Kid

        from Bangkok

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
        • Well built

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samyang 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount:

            I use it with my nex6 + metabone speedbooster.

            Work perfectly, fit nicely with the camera size.

            Image Quality is decent. Distortion is quite prominant as expected but can look nice and unique. Having de-clicked aperture ring is a total boon for cool video shot!

            You simply cannot find a better deal for lens this wide.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing Scope

            By Documental

            from Alexandria, IN

            About Me Documentarian, Film Professional

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Picture Quality
            • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
            • Quiet Focus Ring
            • Smooth Aperture Ring

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Moving Shots
              • Panoramic Filming
              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors
              • Steadicammoving Shots
              • Upgrade

              Comments about Samyang 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount:

              The first thing I did with this lens was shoot a time lapse of a blizzard. The results were fantastic. The image quality was so clear and the angle of view was great! I'm finally able to use a cine lens on my 7D! The aperture and focus rings are smooth and quiet, just as they need to be. The only thing I encountered that was odd, to me at least, was having to press the Start/Stop button while in video mode. I have never had to do this with any of my other lenses. Could be because it's a cine lens. However, that's the mildest of inconveniences for such a great lens!

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great lens

              By shawn wang

              from vancouver BC

              About Me Film Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Picture Quality
              • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Close Up Filming
                • Panoramic Filming
                • Shooting Indoors
                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Samyang 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount:

                I use this for ultra wide angles

                very nice and sharp

                it matches my Canon L (24, 50 85 100) without any problems

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                (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great for the Price

                By Cy

                from Ann Arbor, MI

                About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Music Video Maker

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Light
                • Rugged

                Cons

                • Less Clarity

                Best Uses

                • Glidecam

                Comments about Samyang 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount:

                I gave this product 5 stars because for the amount of money they are asking for, you get every penny worth. Simply put, it's great build. Not flimsy and feels heavy enough you aren't going to break it. I use it for glidecam shots and it works beautifully. Put it down to about 4 clicks and it gets most things in focus.

                I use a 5D Mark 3 so even though this lens does not have a low f stop it still is excellent in low light. This was my main concern, because I was about to shell out more money for a better low light lens that wasn't a cine lens. The aperature ring is real nice and smooth. Only problem is if you grab it and you could mess up your exposure. However, that only happened once and that's when I started to use it.

                All in all it's awesome on a 5D Mk3, I have no idea how it performs on lower class bodies, but it can't be too much worse because it's always in the glass.

                The only problem is there are slight sharpness issues and color fringing. Although not enough that made me stray away from saving a few dollars.

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                5.0

                A great lens at an even better price

                By Fade In Pro

                from Australia

                About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Great With Follow Focus
                • Price Point
                • Quality build
                • Smooth Aperture Gearing
                • Smooth Focus Gearing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Panoramic Filming
                  • Shooting Indoors
                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Samyang 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount:

                  This product is used on both the Canon 7D and Panasonic GH2 (with canon EF adapter). Is spot on, it's a quality build with a great clarity. It's actually the second one we bought this year as we had an accident with the first one and it was cheap enough to run out and buy another one without going through insurance!

                  Would definitely recommend it.

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                  • No

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